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[source] Gerald Herbert/AP
[source] Gerald Herbert/AP

[sourceGerald Herbert/AP

[source] Carolyn Kaster/AP

[source] Gerald Herbert/AP

[source] Oil absorbent material boom lies near oiled rocks at a land bridge built by the Louisiana National Guard to stop oil from reaching Elmer's Island in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on May 25.

[source] EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson reaches down to scoop a sample of oil as she tours affected marshes in Pass a Loutre, Louisiana, on May 24.

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A bird flies above oil off of East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast, June 3.

Workers use a suction hose to remove oil washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Wednesday, June 9, 2010,
in Belle Terre, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill coats marsh grass at the Louisiana coast along Barataria Bay Tuesday, June 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Memorial crosses symbolizing what is lost due to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill stand in the front yard of a house in Grand Isle, La., Tuesday, June 1, 2010.  "This is breaking people," property owner Patrick Shay, not pictured,  said of the spill's effect on Grand Isle residents. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) 

Steve Gardner of Mobile scrapes oil from the sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

A sign expressing frustration with BP because  of the devastation caused by the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico can be seen on side of the road in Grand Isle, Louisiana, June 5,  2010. The US government will respond to complaints that not enough  people are tasked with rescuing creatures soaked in oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill, a top US official pledged June 4.  (CHERYL GERBER/AFP/Getty Images)

A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil in  absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June  4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal scoops thick oil  with a net as he tours the oil-impacted marsh in Pass a Loutre, Louisiana, on May 19.

Baby, immature and adult oil stained pelicans rest on an island in Barataria Bay just inside the coast of Louisiana, on May 23.

Workers contracted to clean the beach gather for a morning briefing in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on May 30.
If you want to take action, please have a look at the variety of actions on this page of the Seagrant program.
If you are a technical person you might want to know what does BP and all local actor attempt to protect the shore, the wildlife, the life of people, see next page "recovery methods". If you want to have numbers about this, go back to the "nature" of the spill, first page.
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